Last week was another tough one for weather games, as multiple venues faced strong winds. This week looks a whole lot better, as only one game currently has winds predicted over 10 mph
We’ll go through the games that look to have the worst wind, cold and possible precipitation and also give you the games where we shouldn’t need to worry about weather, i.e., the games you can choose from in DFS without getting an ulcer. Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.
Check back before kickoff for updates on these weather situations.
Bad weather games
Sunday update: The Browns game still should be okay wind-wise, but the rain is going to be 100 percent and should last all game. Without the wind, it’s still a game I would play normally, but there could be some difficulties holding onto the ball.
Playing in Cleveland hasn’t been all that much fun of late, as 50 mph gusts have ravaged their last two home games. This week will be much better thankfully, as the wind is supposed to be around 5 mph. There is a 60 percent chance of rain, so we’ll need to keep an eye on that as we move closer to the game, but I’ll take rain over wind and as long as it’s not a downpour for three hours, there shouldn’t be much to worry about here.
Better weather games
Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game does have some showers in the forecast, but the chances are 30-40 percent and decrease as the night goes on. With temps in the mid 40s and wind from 5-10 mph, there’s no reason to worry about the weather.
Almost summer like with the temperature closing in on 80 degrees and win around 5 mph, Houston will be fine for Cam Neton and Deshaun Watson to rack up fantasy points.
Baltimore will be in the mid 50s with light win and sunny skied. Lamar Jackson won’t need to put windshield wiper on his face mask this week.
Charlotte will have perfect football weather with no wind, temperatures in the high 40s and abundant sunshine.
The nation’s capital is poised for great weather for late November, as they’ll have light wind, sunny skies and mid 50s. Joe Burrow won’t have to worry about fighting the wind this week.
We have a little Florida coastal wind in Jacksonville, but at this point, it’s nothing to worry about. We could see 10-15 mph wind, but that’s pretty normal and the stadium should mitigate it for the most part. Play ‘em if you got ‘em.
Even up a mile high, the weather looks great, as Denver is set for mid to high 40s, no wind to speak of and sunshine.
Los Angeles is set to have wind chills at around negative 30 degrees, oh wait, that’s Barrow Alaska. L.A. is normal L.A., with temps in mid 70s and winds under 10 mph. Oh, and sunshine, lots of sunshine on shoulders and everywhere really.
Raiders games could probably go onto the “Home Sweet Dome” list below, as they have retractable roof-like thing I guess. I’ll have to visit sometime, because I’m not 100 percent sure how it works, but if the wind is cray, they can shut it out. It won’t be crazy this week though, as it should be 5-10 mph with the temperature around 60 degrees.
Raymond James Stadium looks like it will be around 70 degrees, light wind and clear skies for Monday Night Football.